Elopement Costs

posted 6 months ago in Elopement
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Sounds pretty good to me for the UK.

Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper

ByCandlelight :  

“...a wedding ceremony and officiant, meals, a small wedding cake, flowers, a photographer, wedding dress and accessories, groomswear, hair and makeup, dress and flower preservation, and elopement announcements….”

Sounds lovely, but   quite unelopementy, unless the announcements  are for afterwards  ( there was one  a year or two back where  both sets of parents  and siblings attended and the officiant was the bride – or grooms –  I forget ,  grandfather  and they called that an elopement too. ) 

Have a lovely  time in the UK, I am so  envious , it’s ages since  I went back .

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I eloped to the South Pacific, including flights, elopement package, photographer, sea view accommodation and dress we spent about 5-6k for a 7 day trip.

for 14k I would expect to have an overwater bungalow somewhere exotic. It seems a lot to me, unless it is luxury accommodation in the U.K. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

That sounds very expensive to me, I live in the UK and I travelled around the US coast to coast for a month for 4K and that’s airfare, accommodation, food, activities etc. So 14k for two weeks in the UK sounds extremely expensive. Our wedding budget is £10,000 ($13,000) and that’s for 65 guests at a castle. An elopement and a two week stay should not be costing $14,000 unless you’re staying in very high end hotels. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

A dress could be $50 or $5,000. A small cake could be $10 or $250. I think the question is whether you’ll be getting the right quality for the prices you’re paying. The adjacent question is whether the higher quality items/experiences are those you value. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Sounds like a destination wedding, not an elopement. 

Also sounds like a lot for the uk. I travel there for work and might spend 3-4 k for a week including airfare food and hotel and trains. And the hotel isn’t shabby. 

But if you’re budgeting 5k for a dress, 2k for all the rest of the wedding and then 8k for nice airfare, lodging and tons of nice food and excursions… then probably sounds right. 

Personally, I’d just get married at the courthouse here then honeymoon in the uk. Easier paperwork.

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